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Address: 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-6204
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Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular...

Delight in watching dolphins leap and sea lions play during our spectacular shows! Or participate and interact directly with these and other remarkable marine animals including stingrays, sharks, and otters in our new interactive programming (additional fee applies). Enjoy educational exhibits and beautiful ocean views. Open daily at 9am.

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Was great; now even better

The various shows, chats and encounters are both entertaining and highly educational. While there is plenty to see and do with the general admission, the Gulfarium now offers a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
gerry712
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Greater Cincinnati
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Greater Cincinnati
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The various shows, chats and encounters are both entertaining and highly educational. While there is plenty to see and do with the general admission, the Gulfarium now offers a number of extra cost hands-on animal encounters that can really add to the enjoyment and educational experience - perfect special gifts for children or grandchildren!

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3 Thank gerry712
Destin, Florida
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went for my nephew's fourth birthday. Great exhibits and great care of animals. Great wheelchair accessibility. You could spend most of the day here. Cool gift shop.

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1 Thank rlj921
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place to see once or twice. Kids loved the dolphin and otter shows. Food was good and the drinks were average priced.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We came here while visiting family in Pensacola. This place is a lot of fun. I don't know that you could spend a whole day here but absolutely a half of a day. The price is a little bit high in my opinion but worth it. I would think if your in the area than season passes may be worth... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Madison, Alabama
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place was very nice. It has lots of animals and the shows were excellent for a small aquarium. The staff was very friendly and there were lots of families.

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Thank dereksantiago
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We loved it. It is a bit small, but we felt like we got our monies worth. We loved the dolphin and sea lion show! The views of the beach and ocean are amazing!

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1 Thank Christopher-Chr... W
Bloomington, Indiana
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This park is very small and the enclosures for the animals seem very old and too small. The penguins in particular did not seem to have very good accommodations. It's in a beautiful location as you can see the Gulf of Mexico from the park. Our kids did seem to enjoy it but it needs an overhaul.

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4 Thank kjm723
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Thunderstorms had moved into the area. It was pouring so we decided to check out the Gulfarium. We loved watching the dolphins and some of the small aquariums were fascinating. Much of this park is outside but the walkways are covered. We enjoyed our time here despite the weather.

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Thank Vicki N
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went here back in October with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time! The animals were taken care of very well and the exhibits were awesome! The little shows were also adorable.

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Thank Ashley C
Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped here on our way to Destin for the day. Yes you get to see the dolphins up close, but they're just housed in what looks like a big pool. The trainers interacted with them well. There really wasn't much to see. Kinda feel bad for the animals when you can see the Gulf while your standing there and... More 

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